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We All Have Our Secrets

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Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. Another twisty read from Jane Corey. Well written with good character development it was a very good read!
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This was another great thriller from this author full of drama, intrigue and twists you don’t see coming
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We All Have Our Secrets is a psychological thriller full of twists and misconceptions. Emily is a midwife in London who moves back home with her elderly father in Cornwall anger an incident at work. Upon arrival she finds he has hired a live in cater called Francois and immediately Emily becomes suspicious of their relationship. 
I have read several books by Jane Corry, but found this one to be less well written than the others. The characters are incredibly annoying (is anyone really that paranoid?) and half the book seems to be spent explaining their wrongful assumptions so the reader can understand the flimsy plot.
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This book was not for me. I did finish it but I found it repetitive, long winded and annoying. I didn’t enjoy the story or the style of writing
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Emily is a midwife in London, she's a little lonely but generally life is going well. But a career threatening incident sends her running home to Cornwall and the safety of her childhood home. But there she finds that her elderly father has employed a carer, Françoise. She seems perfect. She's kind, efficient and experienced but Emily instantly takes against her. She's sure the beautiful French woman has ulterior motives been there and fears for her fathers safety.

This promised a lot but sadly didn't really deliver. It's very readable and seems to be building to some sort of dramatic ending. But it just fizzles out. Not awful by any means just a bit underwhelming.
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I'm not too sure what to make of this. The story itself was good, but the writing style was annoying. It was quite long and repetitive, and had a lot of pointless bracketed sentences. I have read others by the same author so I'm not sure why this was the case in this particular story.
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Jane Corry never disappoints. A brilliantly written book which keeps you guessing. When Emily turns up at her father's home she is shocked to find he has a young woman looking after him. The woman makes Emily uncomfortable and Emily does not trust her. As the story builds Emily is determined to get to the truth and find out who this woman really is and what she really wants.
A great read, Who is telling the truth?
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I've had a bit of a hit and miss relationship with Corry's previous novels- I've loved a couple and felt more neutral about others. Sadly, We All Have Our Secrets, falls into the latter category for me. The novel starts off well and I was intrigued by Emily who is suspended from her job as a midwife. She takes refuge at her father's house on the Cornish coast where she meets her father Harold's carer Francoise. 
I liked the setting of the novel and was initially drawn into it and the relationships between the protagonists. The women are both unreliable narrators with their own secrets which are slowly revealed through the course of the novel. However, I felt that the novel was lacking in pace and intrigue, and I didn't become immersed in it. I wasn't particularly drawn to any of the characters and so lost interest in their fate as the novel progressed.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC.
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Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. 

The story follows Emily, a midwife, Francois a carer and Harold Gentle a 93 year old man who is dying, who also is Emily's dad. The book starts with Emily making a mistake a work and fleeing to her father's house by the coast where she meets French carer Francois. 
This is a really good story of secrets, lies and misunderstandings.
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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book. I have chosen to write this honest review voluntarily and it reflects my personal opinion.
This book centres around Francoise and Emily. I struggled to read just over half of the book, I thought the 'secrets' were easily guessed and some parts of the plot were dragged out with proper explanation - by 54% we still hadn't been told exactly what had happened with the Smith family. Emily's thought processes as a trained midwife were completely unrealistic, thinking she could ignore submitting a statement! The effort to build suspense did not work for me, I found it far too slow and boring, I did not wish to finish the book.
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Henry, Emily and Francoise's perspectives help develop this  multi-layered and involved plot. It challenges the reader to consider the always present sceptre of potential for loss and the regrets we might have if we wallow in self-pity.  None of the characters are particularly likable and yet I still found myself caring what happened to them which demonstrates how skilfully the book is written. Overall, this is a well-structured and interesting read
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I enjoyed this book, it was easy to read and held my attention. I will be reading more from this author :)
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Thank you to netyand the publisher for allowing me to review this book. 

This book slightly let me down as I had higher expectations for this. Although I did finish it I was not invested in the story lines
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I thought this was great, written really well and great storyline. 

Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
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Emily made a mistake, a mistake midwifes can't afford to make. Escaping to her dad's home in Devon to regroup and check in on him – his dementia has been worsening, and her guilt along with it, she is surprised when a beautiful stranger answers the door. Francoise is her dad's new carer, but Emily's father seems to have deteriorated under her care.

Emily doesn't trust Francoise, but she doesn't trust herself either. Each has a secret. And one of them will kill to keep it 

The two women have a problem with each other from the beginning. Emily thinking that Françoise is there to extort her old father for money and Françoise thinking that Emily does not appreciate all that she has. Both women and Harold himself all have secrets that they are keeping from each other.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Penguin General UK for an advance copy in return for a fair and honest review
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I am on the fence for this one. The story itself was interesting enough, with plenty twists and turns, but I struggled to get behind the main character. This might have been on purpose, but I always struggle when I dislike the main character. 

Emily is 35 and a nurse who, in a lapse of judgement, finds her career on a precipice. She flees for her family home on the Cornish coast to hide and lick her wounds. But on her arrival she finds her elderly father has employed a young, beautiful French girl to care for him. Emily feels threatened by the bond and is concerned that the carer has ulterior motives. Both women have secrets to hide and when the elderly father dies, fingers are pointed in both directions. 

Nothing is what it seems. And there are lots of dramatic reveals, so there was never a dull moment. The pace was well set and I was compelled to find out how it all ends. That said, We are supposed to support Emily but she is very rude, more than she needs to be. She is also selfish, indulged, self-absorbed. We are supposed to be suspicious of the French carer taking advantage of an old man, but she is lovely. Attentive, caring, patient. I felt this quite jarring. I also quickly learned that the characters points of view were often wrong. Normally this is how you learn about other characters but in this case I had to disregard their judgements. I found this frustrating, like the story was littered with red herrings. In a nutshell, worth a read if you're in it for the plot, but if you get invested in the characters, it can be frustrating.
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While suspended from her job as a midwife Emily decides to return to Cornwall to her family home and stay with Harold, her elderly father.  On arriving she is surprised to find Francois, a young French woman in her twenties, looking after her father as he had advertised for a Carer.  Emily takes an instant dislike to her as she  feels that she is getting too close to her father,  Emily is even more suspicious when she hears that her father and Francois have been to the solicitors office,  Harold has dementia but when he suddenly dies there are suspicions that he had had an overdose of his medication.  Both Emily and Francois suspect each other.  The story goes back in time to Harold’s experiences in the war and it soon becomes clear that he had kept a number of secrets.  This is an immersive and compelling psychological thriller.  A compelling read.
Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Emily loves her job as a midwife but when she makes a mistake that could jeapordise her career - she runs to the one place she feels safe, home to her dad.    When she gets home, there is a strange lady living in the house claiming to be his carer.

Her father is showing signs of dementia but also that he is smitten with Francois.    Emily has suspicions that Francois is trying to manipulate her father for his money.   To avoid the stress of the work investigation - she spends all her time in trying to find out what Francois is hiding.

During the last few hours of her father's life, he confesses the secrets he has kept all their lives.   Following a post mortem things don't quite look as straight forward about his death and based on his confessions - both women become suspects. 

Can they both come to terms with the truth?
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A slightly slow but gripping read about Emily, who facing her own demons arrives home to see her dad and finds a young carer looking after him…..suspicion and twists and turns.
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Emily returns home to see her Dad following an incident at work and she is taken aback at the presence of Francoise, taking an instant dislike. 

Franchise had responded to an ad in the paper to carer for elderly Harold Gentle whose health is declining rapidly. 

The story is told from both the perspectives of the women and is interspersed with flashbacks from Harold's time at war. An interesting read where all is not what it seems.
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